People from all walks of life will share their health information. Health data from diverse people will help fill gaps in knowledge about why people get sick or stay healthy. The data could help researchers develop new and better treatments that benefit all of us.
All of Us is asking lots of people to join. Participants are from different races and ethnicities, age groups, and regions of the country. They are also diverse in gender identity, sexual orientation, and health status.
Diversity in a research program is important for several reasons. First, where we live, how we live, and our background can all affect our health. Second, many groups of people have been left out of research in the past. This means we know less about their health.
By studying data from a diverse group of people, researchers can learn more about what makes people sick or keeps them healthy. What researchers learn could lead to better treatment and disease prevention for all of us.
Data from All of Us could someday help researchers:
Identify what makes people more likely to
develop a disease.
Find out how environment, lifestyle, and genes can impact health.
Build better tools for detecting a health condition and encouraging healthy habits.